October 25, 2018

2018 Conference Agenda

2018 Construction Career Pathways Conference
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Conference: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Reception: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Conference Rooms: 217A | Reception: Texas Ballroom F, Grand Hyatt

7:00 a.m.Registration & Breakfast
Sponsored by ISN
8:00 a.m.Welcome and Overview

Don Whyte, CEO, NCCER
LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director, Association for Career and Technical Education
8:15 a.m.Construction Career Pathways Outlook

Dan Belcher, Director of Workforce Development, NCCER
Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Build Your Future, NCCER
8:30 a.m.“Restoring the Dignity of Work”: RT 335 Summary

Steve Greene
, Vice President, NCCER
Daniel Groves, CEO, Construction Industry Resources, LLC
Timothy R.B. Taylor, P.E., Ph.D., Terrell-McDowell Endowed Chair of Construction Engineering and Project Management in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky
9:15 a.m.NextGen: Young Craft Professionals (Policy #1)

• Moderator: Chris Price, Partner/President, The Mattison Corporation and Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation
Holley ThomasProject Principal Quality Inspector, KBR
Cameron Campbell, Millwright, Turner Industries Group
Travis Peterek, San Antonio Construction Academy
10:00 a.m.Work-based Learning Challenge
10:30 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m.Perspectives on Diversity (Policy #5)*

• Moderator: Katrina Kersch, Chief Operating Officer, NCCER
Tami Gamble-Gurnell, Construction and Building Trades Instructor, Duncanville High School
Richard Brown, 2018 ABC Craft Professional of the Year and Resource Ambassador, Gaylor Electric
Luis Hernandez, Senior HR Specialist, Fluor
11:40 a.m.Lunch
Sponsored by Build Your Future
Introduction: Brandon Ramirez, Engineering Student and National President, SkillsUSA
11:50 a.m.Keynote Speaker
Robin Utz, Chief for the College and Career Transitions branch in the Division of Academic and Technical Education for Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at the US Department of Education
12:30 p.m.Industry and Education Connections (Policy #6)*
Rapid fire presentations (5 min each)
Chad Sutton, Director of Career Development, Garrett High School
Mandy Beaulieu, Training Programs Manager, APICC
William Fuller, Manager of Safety and Technical Training, CMEF
Sean Ray, Director of Craft Workforce Development, Sundt
Dean Hamrick, Global Director of Craft Training, Fluor
Reggie Wilson, Workforce Development Committee Chairman, MCAA
Charlene Anthony, Senior Director of Education, Professional Development and Construction Futures, AGC Houston
1:30 p.m.Recognizing Work-based Learning (Policy #2 and #6)*
• Moderator: Steve Greene, Vice President, NCCER
Stacy Gunderson, Workforce Development Training Coordinator, Marek
Patricia CarrNational Manager of Education and Workforce Development, Miller Electric Mfg. LLC
James Busch, Division Chair Skilled Trades & Tech, Professor of DIE/HEO, Central Arizona College
Krista Ackles, Director of Career Development, Construction Careers Academy
2:15 p.m.Achieving Career Readiness (Policy #4)*
• Moderator: Daniel GrovesCEO, Construction Industry Resources, LLC
Kristie Kelley, Workforce Development Coordinator & Recruiting Consultant, Gulf Power
Colleen Englert, Executive Vice President, Florida Ready to Work and WIN Learning
Brett Pawlowski, Executive Vice President, NC3T
Mike Barkett, President, Mississippi Construction Education Foundation
3:00 p.m.Career Readiness Challenge
3:30 p.m.Open Discussion 
3:40 p.m.Recap and Path Forward
3:50 p.m.Plus Delta with Audience

Dan Belcher, Director of Workforce Development, NCCER
Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Build Your Future, NCCER
4:00 p.m.Break
4:30p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Reception
Sponsored by Fluor
Location: Texas Ballroom F, Fourth Floor, Grand Hyatt

*The policies referenced above are from the “Restoring the Dignity of Work”: RT 335 research paper. For more information, please visit the research page on nccer.org.

Note: Agenda subject to change.